Primary Dental Care
The Division of Dentistry (University of Kent) and the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) have collaborated in the development of an exciting Master's-level programme in Primary Dental Care. The programme is designed for primary care dentists wishing to develop their personal and professional skills in order to engage more effectively in meeting the changing needs of a modern dental care service.
The programme provides you with the opportunity to assess and raise the standards of patient care through workplace-based learning; to critically review outcomes of care delivered through informed research and audit; to enhance skills in clinical and non-clinical disciplines. It also provides a quality standard to assist Primary Care Trusts wishing to contract with dentists for special interest services.
This programme has been designed to be studied on a part-time basis, with formal teaching accompanied by tutor group sessions, action- learning sets, e-learning, e-mentoring and self- directed learning. With guidance and support from the FGDP (UK) teaching staff, students consider the nature of their role in the practice, and are assessed on the underpinning theory behind their clinical and non-clinical work. By analysing your skills and knowledge in this way, you are able to increase your professional contribution to the practice, and ultimately, to your patients.
The programme provides transferable credits to the FGDP(UK)'s Career Pathway, the career development framework that leads to the Fellowship of the Faculty,the FFGDP(UK).
Students who success fully complete Stage1 and/or Stage 2, but decide not to go onto the final MSc, will be eligible for a fallback of award of postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in Primary Dental Care respectively.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 4950 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 14360 GBP